Today's Top Stories

Jessica Branning, an English literature teacher at Union Middle School, was honored Friday, March 2, during the Mississippi Association of Educators' inaugural Mississippi Excellence in Education Awards held at the Jackson Convention Center.

From the early 1950s, all the way to the late 2000s, Newton County residents with vision problems turned to longtime optometrist Dr. Lois Bernell Adkins who helped them to see the world better.

Members of East Central Community College’s Theta Chi Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda received top honors during the State Leadership Conference and qualified for national competition in 16 categories.

It was a rough week on the baseball diamond for Newton County as they lost three games.

Newton County Academy's pre-district schedule extracted three more losses last week.

After getting beat 10-0 by Newton County on Monday, the Union Lady Yellowjackets took out their frustration on Newton and Meridian.

Union beat Newton 20-0 on Thursday in a 4-2A contest and then beat Meridian 12-0 on Saturday.

New director settles in


People attending events with the Newton Chamber of Commerce have noticed a new face.

That person is Emily Jacome-Cluff, who was tapped by the chamber’s board of directors to lead the organization. And while she was born in Alaska, her family made Newton County home many years ago.